Poole and Bournemouth Stamp & Postcard Club (Founded 1967)
Affiliated to the Association of British Philatelic Societies
The Somerset & Dorset Philatelic Federation
Meetings are held at 7:30pm on the first and third Thursday of each month at the Upton Community Centre,
Poole Road, Upton, Poole BH16 5JA (see map at bottom of page)
To contact the Publicity Officer e-mail email@example.com
Car park at Upton Community Centre
and St Dunstan's Church, Upton, Poole
Club Programme for 2017-2018 Year
50th Anniversary Evening - Special Inter-club event from 7:30pm
ANNUAL STAMP FAIR, Upton 10:00am to 4:00pm (Saturday)
|September 21st||Members Displays -World Peace|
|September 26th||Somerset & Dorset Federation Annual Competitions, Wells (Tuesday)|
|October 5th||Autumn Auction|
|October 19th||S, T and U are for ..............|
|November 2nd||Guest Phillip Olds: "Indian States"|
|November 16th||Members Displays - 50 years ago, anything relating to 1967, our Founding Year|
|December 7th||Winter Auction|
|December 21st||Christmas Social & displays of anything but stamps|
|January 4th||Members: Sporting records, achievements; competitions; pleasure boating|
|January 18th||Members Displays: Explorers and Discovery|
|February 1st||Guest Michael Elliott: "Aspects of Finnish Postal History"|
|February 15th||Members Displays: Postcards|
|March 1st||Spring Auction|
|March 15th||Competition Evening - Green, Novice, Barry Proctor and John Hilton Cups, & Bill Way Shield|
|April 5th||Members Displays - Speed, transport, safety|
|April 14th||Ferndown Society's Annual Stamp Fair and Interclub Competition (Saturday)|
|April 19th||Competition entries displayed and awards; Members Displays: Fashion (first half silent)|
|May 3rd||Members Displays - Gems, gemstones, mining; Discussion on Competitions|
|May 17th||Annual General Meeting, followed by social; Displays on anything but stamps|
Members Displays - Religion, time, time zones
|June 14th||We visit Blandford Club|
|June 21st||Summer Auction|
|July 6th||Guest Christine Earle: "Open Philately" and "They also served - the Women of WWII"|
|July 19th||Members Displays - Weapons, military|
|August 2nd||Members Displays - Science and inventions|
|August 16th||Guest Albert Jackson: "Poland at War"|
September 8th 2018
ANNUAL STAMP FAIR, Upton 10:00am to 4:00pm (Saturday)
Thursday 19th April 2018
The evening began with a display of the Competition entries from the last meeting and congratulations to Wendy Buckle for winning the Peter Owden Trophy for the best entry at the Ferndown Interclub Competition on 14 April. Ray Saunders was also congratulated for his entry in that Competition, representing the Club which came third overall.
After the awards for the Poole Club Competition on 15 March were given out, there was a members display on the topic of Fashion. Nicole Chattlain began with a frame of beautiful 1920s glamour cards, which everyone thought were stunning. Mike Tricket followed with a frame containing single 25 year old ladies in their French Fashion outfits including hats as worn on St Catherine's Day. English fashion ladies followed and he closed with a set of five items showing how redeeming items sent with postage due had changed over the years, from attached postage due stamps to yellow labelsto postcards containing instructions as to how to collect the item or pay for it over the internet. Don Trowsdale had put together a cornucopia of GB stamps illustrating how the Royal Mail had used fashions of the day as images on their stamps issues, fashions including traditions, uniforms, fishing flies,and music groups. He included two postcards one of the oldest working postbox, and one of a postbox in Ceylon, converted from a torpedo.
Chris Wheeler put up a frame of stamps illustrating how trends in architectural design had changed over the years in countries around the world, using the materials available on location, and architectural trends such as eco friendly considerations. Religious and Post Office buildings had separate sections. Mike Houchen displayed clothing fashions on stamps from Austria, and then a frame of postcards on the subject of Safety at Sea, which he was unable to display at the last meeting.
Thursday 5th April 2018
Seventeen members, including one for the first time,attended this evening’s meeting, which started with Tony Arnold’s miscellany of subjects on the three themes, including Sammy Miller and his motorcycle museum near New Milton. A further miscellany of mainly postcards covering trams, the railway, hovercraft, water buses, the Malta trains which ran from 1883 to 1931 followed, explained by Ken Parrott. Rick Willmott then displayed full sheets of German Railways stamps issued from 1880 to 1884, with labels showing the routes the particular trains travelled; cancelled stamps in a folder of the Trans-European Express and some ships on cover with excellent cancellations. Paul Edwards put up an well-written-up display of steam locomotives from around the world. Only starting collecting last year, this was an excellent first display which all members found most interesting. Argentina’s 5-year plan, early Canadian locomotives, and the Puffing Billy form Melbourne, recently in the news, formed part of the display. Don Trowsdale showed us some bicycle and motorcycle covers followed by ships that were used on Antarctic Expeditions, and finally a range of individual items on the subject of Safety, including the Swordfish aircraft which was bale to attack enemy ships, flying very low beneath the firing line of the ships’ guns.
Thursday 15th March - Competition Evening
There were eight entries this evening, three were judged by visiting Judge, Albert Jackson, the others by Club members. The results and overall winner of the Bill Way Shield are in the tables below. After completing his work, Albert again reminded Club members that Competitions were a key part in the life of any Philatelic group, helping participants to really concentrate on the parts of their collections wort developing and writing up.
Entries judged by Albert Jackson
Entries judged by Club Members
Going forward to the Ferndown Interclub Competition on 8 April
(wendy buckle and chris wheeler)
Thursday 1st March - Spring Auction
Cancelled due the "Beast from the East"
Thursday 15 February 2018
Mike Houchen opened the evening with a frame of postcards of local scenes of a century ago, with matching photographs taken in 2011, for comparison. His second frame was of postcards from New Zealand, sent back to England whilst overseas, by his mother. Matching stamps were on each exhibit. Rob Wilmott followed with an array of postcards showing local scenes, and an unusual midget postcard of Miss Mabel Love in her younger days! He closed with a Ham Radio card. Malta was Ken Parrott’s theme, starting with some British and Irish cards that were valid for use in Malta until the 1950s. A Field Post Office card was displayed, and some postcards posted from Malta with French and Greek stamps. A set of 24 postcards featuring preserved single decker buses concluded his presentation, which was followed by a collection of postcards sent to Michael Mawdsley by friends and family from various parts of France. Tony Arnold produced a three-frame collection on various themes, including Penguin Book covers, Valentine, Films, Advertising, Saucy Seaside, Railway stamp reproductions on postcards and finally a collection of British Butterflies.
Thursday 1 February 2018
Michael introduced his talk with an outline of the political and military history of Finland from 1939 to 1945 which fell into four eras. These were described in detail through his amazing display of the postal history items he put up for club members to study. Starting with the period 1939 to 1940, when Russia invaded eastern Finland and occupied the area, a selection of postal items was shown.
Thursday 18 January 2018
The evening started with Mike Houchen’s display featuring articles, photos, cards and stamps from various countries showing the Christopher Columbus monument located in Santo Domingo Este, Dominican Republic, which was started in 1852 and completed in 1992. He closed with two pages of worldwide stamps featuring Columbus. Mike Trickett followed with Scientists, Inventors and Explorers featured on stamps from France, all with clear annotations. Among them were the better-known names like Madame Curie and Ampere, but René Laennec who invented the stethoscope in 1815 was also featured. Several colourful FDCs were included in the display. Rick Wilmott drew on his extensive collection, taking us around the world with philatelic material featuring Captain Cook, Darwin, space exploration, and several rarely seen exhibits such as those of the Russian Arctic and Antarctic explorers, closing with a postcard featuring the 175th anniversary of the birth of the Russian activist, Peter Protopkin who participated in several geological expeditions in Siberia in the 1860s and 1870s, and who has never featured on his homeland’s stamps. Chris Wheeler used a wide range of Australian Antarctic Territory stamps to trace the life and exploration of Sir Douglas Mawson on the Nimrod Expedition, and then his own Australasian Expedition finding the Magnetic South Pole.
Thursday 4 January 2018
The New Year started with contributions from many members. Most chose aspects of the various Olympic Games held over the years, with stamps featuring specific aspects of their production. Rick Wilmot showed the Australian 2000 sheets, followed by a set of very interesting covers commemorating women chess champions. Mike Houchen followed by using the very recently issued miniature sheet and its accompanying posters and promotion material "The Great Kiwi Road Trip", which had several pleasure boating scenes included. Don Trowsdale featured the Great Britain 2012 Olympics, as did Ken Parott, who also included the Smiler Sheets from 2009 to 2011, (now listed in a separate section of the SG Catalogue). Mike Trickett showed stamps from the Greece 1896 Olymics, and some later issues from Greece, France and Finland. Chris Wheeler closed with a frame of stamps showing all aspects of pleasure boating - the Royal Yachts, canoeing, windsurfing, power boating, rowing, yacht racing and finally some promotional labels from Nestle and Evinrude.
Thursday 21 December 2017
There was a good turn-out for this year's Christmas Social. Mnay members brought along non philatelic items for display, including a collection of national flags, two very old East African wooden family pieces, a collection of Barclays ties from South Africa, a large format 1959 Reminiscent Annual and a collection of banknotes from travels around the world. Many members also brought festive fare, and items for the raffle. Following the meal, everyone took part in the game of identifying 28 items in cotton bags, ranging from a toothbrush, to a drain cover, which Tony Arnold had devised. This was most avidly pursued and enjoyed. The winner achieved 26 correct answers and was awarded by drawing the first raffle ticket. A great evening!!
Thursday 16 November 2017
This evening the theme was 1967, our Founding Year. Nine members put up displays,two of them displaying for the first time. With such a narrow subject, there was bound to be some overlap and repetition. In summary:-
Mike Trickett began with an unpaid, surcharged postcard from France to England with an unexplained 20/60 To Pay marking on it; a full set of the 1967 France stamps; stamps from 1967 from Lundy, Finland and Greece. Alan King followed with the 1967 Machin issues, including full sheets, varieties, phosphor bands andcolour hues. Michael Mawdsley also put up some 1967 Machin issues, and a range of commemorative released that year or shortly afterwards,but commemorating 1967 events, such as the launch of the QEII and the Opening of the Liverpool Cathedral. Also included were the last £sd and first $c issues from New Zealand, and the final issue from Yemen. MikeHouchen showed British 1967 commemoratives and covers; the complete 1967 set from Australia and Austria; the block of four RSPCA stamps from Lundy in their four languages, isssued follwing the Torey Canyon disaster. Rick Wilmot concentrated on Yugoslavia, with the full Tito definitive set and all the commemoratives from that year, with themes of flowers, fables, Boris Becker and one in particular of the 16th century bridge. Tony Arnold represented three different people in his displays, the first from member Fred Hoare who could not be present, then two frames of material relating to the Six Day War in 1967 on behalf of his wife, and then his own display of two frames covering a wide range of topics and material relating to events and personalities from 1967 with local connections, closing with the final edition of the Boys Own magazine. Linda Westwood showed us a photograph takenwhen she was at boarding school in Oxted, and two stamp albums which she started in 1967.
Following a lengthy break, whilst all this material was looked at and discussed, Ken Parrott displayed a range of stamps and covers from Malta, including one with all four of the 1967 Postage Due stamps on it; covers issued for Christmas 1967 with stamps issued from the set on different dates; and the last non-phosphor stamp booklet. Chris Wheeler closed the evening with two competition entries showing covers demonstrating various philatelic aspects from Great Britain, and then Worldwide.
To see reports from meetings since 1 November 2012, please click here
Thursday 3 May
The Club meets at the Upton Community Centre (next to St Dunstan's Church) in the evenings of the first and third Thursdays of the month at 7.15pm for 7.30pm.
Secretary:- Michael Mawdsley, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or Mike Houchen:- 01202 622873 (Local, Upton)
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